ICBA Names Martina Dashner Vice President of Political Operations
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2019)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) has promoted Martina Dashner to vice president of political operations.
“We are delighted to recognize Martina for her efforts to help grow ICBPAC into one of the premier political action committees in the nation,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “Martina is a highly respected member of the congressional relations team, whose efforts have helped elevate key community banking issues with policymakers. Martina is a dedicated professional who will excel in her expanded role.”
Since joining ICBA in 2015 as director of political events, Dashner has taken on a growing list of responsibilities from the Annual ICBPAC Silent Auction to in-depth political analysis of congressional races. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee that helps support candidates that promote community bank-friendly policies.
Dashner has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Michigan State University and is a certified meeting professional.
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org. e